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Summary Of Tinubu's Final Address to Atiku's Petition Before Presidential Tribunal

Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 01st Aug, 2023 - tori.ng

Olanipekun urged the tribunal to consider the provisions of the constitution and the electoral act in taking a final decision.

 
President Bola Tinubu has contended that Atiku Abubakar failed to justify his request for the presidential election tribunal to overturn the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
 
He said this while submitting his final address on the petition brought before the court by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
 
Tinubu in a submission on Tuesday through his lawyer, Wole Olanipekun (SAN) said PDP and its presidential candidate, failed to address the court on their score and how Atiku can be returned as the winner of the presidential election.
 
Olanipekun urged the tribunal to consider the provisions of the constitution and the electoral act in taking a final decision.
 
He argued that the FCT is the 37 states for the purpose is the presidential election and the law does not mandate any candidate to win it in order to be declared the final winner of a presidential poll.
 
The lawyer also accused the PDP and its candidate of dumping documents before the court and expecting the court to investigate the documents.
 
Tinubu through his lawyer added that presidential elections are not set aside as a matter of cost and thereafter prayed the court to dismiss the petition for lack of merit as the petitioner have abandoned their petition.
 


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